Episode 14
Its that time again ladies and gentlemen!
Proving time exists in black holes, It's the 2016 Summer Box Office Challenge!
Our Feature: The Summer 2016 Box Office Challenge
Hosts: Tom Blain (tomblain@jackasscritics.com or JackassTom) and Matt Fuerst (fuerstma@jackasscritics.com or JackassMatt)
To quote Neo from The Matrix: "Whoa". Due to popular demand, and as an attempt to bring world peace, we have released Episode 14, the 2016 Jackass Critics #SBOC upon this earth of ours. Give us a download ladies and gentlemen! Visit our show page to see notes and drop some comments on us as well!

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Episode 13
Its that time again ladies and gentlemen!
Hide your kids, hide your wife. It's the 2015 Summer Box Office Challenge!
Our Feature: The Summer 2015 Box Office Challenge
Hosts: Tom Blain (tomblain@jackasscritics.com or HilmTomBlain) and Matt Fuerst (fuerstma@jackasscritics.com or JackassMatt)
The 4th Almost-Annual Jackass Critics Summer Box Office Challenge! Once again, each Jackass selects 5 movies, for a total of 10 in a snake draft. We bet on the domestic gross of the films, putting beers , and our pride, on the line.

Your current Jackass Summer Box Office Challenge champion is JackassMatt, who won put the clown shoes to HilmTomBlain.

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Date Night Podcast 1
Gone Girl Theatrical US Poster
The US Theatrical release poster for Gone Girl
Our Feature: Gone Girl (Fincher)
Hosts: Matt Fuerst (fuerstma@jackasscritics.com or JackassMatt) and for the first time, for our special Date Night edition of the Jackass Critics Podcast, we have an honorary Jackass, Andrea!
We offer a special edition of the Jackass Critics Podcast. The first edition of our Date Night podcast. Jackass Matt and his lovely girlfriend Andrea went and saw Gone Girl, and sit down for 40 minutes to discuss the book, the film, the Bechdel test and just how much butter is too much on popcorn.

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Episode 12
The original Hour of the Wolf US Theatrical Poster
The original Hour of the Wolf US Theatrical Poster.
Our Feature: Hour of the Wolf (Bergman)
Hosts: Tom Blain (tomblain@jackasscritics.com or SnakesOnABlain) and Matt Fuerst (fuerstma@jackasscritics.com or JackassMatt)
Welcome friends and foes! Our discussion for the Jackass Critics Podcast #12 is the 1968 Ingmar Bergman film Hour of the Wolf. Bergman's film currently has an 85% on Rotten Tomatoes and Jackass Matt himself reviewed the film for our site, giving it 10 out of 10.

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Episode 11
RIPD, a Summer 2013 (non) Blockbuster!
R.I.P.D. - Spoiler! Neither of us actually think this will be a Top 10 2013 Summer Box Office movie. Sorry Ryan Reynolds. Still love you and miss you. PS - The paternity payment is late. Signed, JackassMatt.
Our Feature: The Summer 2013 Box Office Challenge
Hosts: Tom Blain (tomblain@jackasscritics.com or JackassTom) and Matt Fuerst (fuerstma@jackasscritics.com or JackassMatt)
After a long delay, our triumphant return! And there's no better way to make a splash on the Internet than to return with our 3rd annual Summer Blockbuster Challenge. Matt and Tom pick 5 Summer 2013 Blockbusters each, trying to see who can choose the biggest box office winners. Tom is still undefeated, winning the crown in both 2011 and 2012. Who is going to pick the flop this year?

Your current Jackass Summer Box Office Challenge champion is JackassTom, who won last year by a pretty decent margin.

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Episode 10
The Summer 2012 Box Office Challenge
Our Feature: The Summer 2012 Box Office Challenge
Hosts: Tom Blain (tomblain@jackasscritics.com or JackassTom) and Matt Fuerst (fuerstma@jackasscritics.com or JackassMatt)
During this episodes Bullets in the Chamber, we talk:
  • JackassTom shares his excitement over the upcoming Great Gatsby film from Baz Luhrmann.
  • Both of our Jackasses can be called Quentin Tarantino fanbois, so we both talk about our excitement over the upcoming Tarantino film, Django Unchained.
Episode 10 features our 2nd Annual Summer Box Office Challenge. In the Summer Box Office Challenge, Tom and Matt participate in a draft, each selecting 5 films we hope will make the most money during Summer 2012.

Your current Jackass Summer Box Office Challenge champion is JackassTom, who won last year by a pretty decent margin.

We're hoping for some participation from our Jackass fans this year! Tell us what 5 films you think will pull in the best returns this Summer Box Office season (we're using roughly June 1 - September 1 release dates for our picks). The fan(s) with the highest gross will get a shout out on a future podcast. Beat the Jackasses! It's easy to do!

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Episode 9
The Jackass Critics Podcast presents Pickup on South Street.
Feature Film: Pickup on South Street
Hosts: Tom Blain (tomblain@jackasscritics.com or JackassTom) and Matt Fuerst (fuerstma@jackasscritics.com or JackassMatt)
During this weeks Bullets in the Chamber, we talk:
  • JackassTom is in Japan! How many movies does it take, to make Tom insane on a flight from the Midwest to the Land of the Rising Sun. Tom talks about the Oscar Nominated movie, Real Steal, along with Steve Martin's latest folly.
  • JackassMatt talks about ironically buying a ticket to see Ghost Rider 2:3D and finding himself actually liking it. A lot. And the cool stuff they are already planning for the Blu Ray release.
  • On the eve of the Oscars, JackassTom pontificates on the 10 films nominated for Best Picture of 2011. We both figure The Artist is a shoe in for the Best Pic award.
  • In our digital media segment, we talk about Comcast launching Streampix (cool name, ya'll!) and the fact that Starz films are about to expire off Netflix streaming.
  • Lastly, Tom reflects quickly on the his lost Quentin Tarantino film, Inglorious Basterds. Tom likes, nay in fact, loves Basterds, and both Jackasses pontificate the idea that Tarantino may be criminally underrated.
Our focus this podcast is the 1953 film from director Samuel Fuller, Pickup on South Street
Fuller has grown quite a cult following in the years after his death. Commonly known for his black and white films focusing on the hard life; Brutality towards women was common in his films. Pickup mixes some 50's America red scare underpinnings with a look at the life of a low level city hood.
JackassTom finds a lot to like in Fullers work. JackassMatt has a tougher time swallowing some of the bitter medicine Sam is feeding him.

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Episode 8
The Jackass Critics Podcast presents The White Ribbon.
Feature Film: The White Ribbon
Hosts: Tom Blain (tomblain@jackasscritics.com or JackassTom) and Matt Fuerst (fuerstma@jackasscritics.com or JackassMatt)
During our first section, we do our usual Bullets in the Chamber segment, talking movies and news. Our focus film, The White Ribbon, from director Michael Haneke, is dissected in depth in our second half.
During this weeks Bullets in the Chamber, we talk:
  • David Denby vs Scott Rudin (The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo) and the great early review controversy. The first domino in the demise of traditional media reviews? @JackassMatt thinks so.
  • Kevin Smith's latest, Red State. Is Kevin Smith leading the charge in filmmakers changing the production of film?
  • @JackassTom tells us about Portlandia, from the Independent Film Channel.
  • In our unofficial new media section, we talk about a potential take over of Netflix from an unlikely suitor, Verizon Wireless.
  • Last, a triumphant return of our game bullet, with @JackassTom springing Red Light, Green Light on @JackassMatt.
Our focus this podcast is the latest film from Austrian/German auteur, Michael Haneke, The White Ribbon.
Haneke is a bit of a recent fav of @JackassMatt, will @JackassTom want to see more of Mr. Haneke, after taking in the pre-WWI B&W drama?

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Episode 7
The Jackass Critics Podcast presents Dressed to Kill.
Topic: Dressed to Kill
Hosts: Tom Blain (tomblain@jackasscritics.com or JackassTom) and Matt Fuerst (fuerstma@jackasscritics.com or JackassMatt)
Once again, we have broke the show into 2 parts. During our first section, we do our usual Bullets in the Chamber segment, talking movies and news. Our focus film, Dressed to Kill is dissected in depth in our second half.
During this weeks Bullets in the Chamber, we talk:
  • Brad Pitt and Moneyball
  • Matt paying up on the Summer Blockbuster bet, watching and reporting on Tiptoes
  • Tom's preview of DVD release of Season 2 of The League
  • Netflix deciding that whole Qwikster idea wasn't so hot, after all.
Our focus this podcast is the Brian DePalma vehicle, Dressed to Kill.
Both Tom and Matt are DePalma fans, but will Dressed be one of his better flicks, or will DePalma fall victim to his own tendencies?
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Episode 6
The Jackass Critics Podcast presents Blood Simple.
Topic: Blood Simple
Hosts: Tom Blain (tomblain@jackasscritics.com or JackassTom) and Matt Fuerst (fuerstma@jackasscritics.com or JackassMatt)
During this weeks Bullets in the Chamber, we talk:
  • Summer Blockbuster 2011 Final Tallies.
  • Vudu movie downloads
  • The pain that is the new Hugh Jackman film, Real Steel
  • Netflix losing their licensing deal with Starz
  • And the first time playing of our new game, Red Light/Green Light
Our focus this podcast is on the Coen Brothers' first film: Blood Simple.
The Coens give us the first look into their minds. Is it a glimpse into the future of the talented brothers?
We've broke Podcast 6 into 2 parts. Part A features our general chatter and Bullets in the Chamber, and Part B is our feature film, Blood Simple.
Segment A Length: 38:25
Download Segment A: MP3 (18 Megs)
Segment B Length: 61:20
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Episode 5
The Jackass Critics Podcast presents The Long Goodbye.
Topic: The Long Goodbye
Hosts: Tom Blain (tomblain@jackasscritics.com or JackassTom) and Matt Fuerst (fuerstma@jackasscritics.com or JackassMatt)
During this weeks Bullets in the Chamber, we talk:
  • Summer Blockbuster 2011 Update Tallies!
  • Matt's adventure with Blockbuster Online. A true Netflix competitor?
  • Ridley Scott's new projects - Alien sidequel? Blade Runner 3D? Matt crying?
  • Matt hosts a new game segment called Make Mine Madsen!. Tom is the first, and likely only, contestant.
Our focus this podcast is on Robert Altman's The Long Goodbye.
The film is an attempt by Altman to bring a 50's Noir piece into his vision of the absurdity of 1970's Los Angeles.
Is he successful? One of us thinks so!
We've broke Podcast 5 into 2 parts. Part A features our general chatter and Bullets in the Chamber, and Part B is our focus film, The Long Goodbye.
Segment A Length: 35:40
Download Segment A: MP3 (18 Megs)
Segment B Length: 68:15
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Episode 4
Jackass Critics Podcast presents the 2011 Summer Blockbuster Draft
Topic: Summer 2011 Movie Draft
Hosts: Tom Blain (tomblain@jackasscritics.com or JackassTom) and Matt Fuerst (fuerstma@jackasscritics.com or JackassMatt)
During this weeks Bullets in the Chamber, we talk:
  • Terrence Malick winning the Palme D'Or for The Tree of Life
  • Matt's triple stinker movie marathon during "porn night"
  • Netflix dominating internet traffic
  • Sony and Crackle try to capitalize film and tv streaming
Our focus this week is the basket of Summer 2011 Blockbusters. Matt and Tom throw down the gauntlet, and challenge each other to a draft. We each select our top 5 picks for box office draws. The stakes? The winner earns a tasty 12 pack, the right to assign the movie of their choice to the loser, and the ability to choose customer podcast intros for both themselves and the loser!

But how do we determine the draft order? Glad you asked? We have a Movie Knowledge Off (MKO)! Matt and Tom select both a category and 3 multiple choice questions, preferably as hard as possible, to quiz each other on, to determine who earns the right to pick first!

Once we've determined our draft order, we each pick our top 5 flicks for the Summer 2011 Blockbuster Mega Movie season! Each movie gets a discussion from both guys, as we talk about why we did, or didn't draft each flick. Who will win? Tune in around mid September and find out!

For now, check out the funnest and liveliest Jackass Critics podcast to date!
Length: 96:05
Download: MP3 (45 Megs)

Episode 3
Jackass Critics Podcast focus, Brand Upon the Brain!
Focus Film: Brand Upon the Brain! (Guy Maddin)
Hosts: Tom Blain (tomblain@jackasscritics.com or JackassTom) and Matt Fuerst (fuerstma@jackasscritics.com or JackassMatt)
During this weeks Bullets in the Chamber, we talk:
  • The mighty release of The Mighty Thor - coming soon to a theatre near you!
  • Fast Five delivers an $86M opening weekend. Sign of the apocalypse?
  • Cop Hater - Who knew women had breasts in the 50's?
  • Lady in the Lake - Find Noe's inspiration, in the lake.
  • Warner Brothers throwing money around, Matt and Tom say "Jackass Critics is a prime M&A candidate!"
Afterwards, we focus on our feature, Brand Upon the Brain! (and yes, the exclaimation point is mandatory). We begin talking tech, taking a look at the visual and audio presentation. Given that Brand is technically a silent film, director Guy Maddin feels the pressure to ratchet up both the sights and the sounds to stimulate and 2011 audience, while still respecting and paying homage to the true silent filmmakers of the past.

If anything is lacking, it's certainly not themes and metaphors. Mr. Maddin throws the kitchen sink at you, exploring duality of man, oedipal relationships, missing fathers, sisters with ambugious sexual tastes, and much more. You can either read into this as Maddin really has a lot to say (like Tom does) or Maddin really felt he had to load up his otherwise empty flick (like Matt does).

We round out the show with a tease for our next show, a podcast for the ages, the summer blockbuster showdown.
Length: 90:35
Download: MP3 (43 Megs)
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Episode 2
Jackass Critics Podcast focus, Enter the Void
Focus Film: Enter the Void (Gaspar Noe)
Hosts: Tom Blain (tomblain@jackasscritics.com or JackassTom) and Matt Fuerst (fuerstma@jackasscritics.com or JackassMatt)
The Jackass Critics start off with a discussion of the new DirectTV Video on Demand feature. Will you pay $30 to see a flick a month or two after it's theatrical debut? Matt has some plans for a crazy Avatar party to get his monies worth.
Afterwards, we engage in a bit of banter, including the dramatic debut of our new feature, Bullets in the Chamber. Tom talks a bit of about the ridiculous ending of Gun and the surprising announcement of C.H.U.D., coming soon from Criterion! Meanwhile, Matt raps about the 80's and 90's in Canada (via Scanners I and II) and wooden dildo death being delivered by a mysterious killer in the tastefully done Italian giallo Sister of Ursula.
Finally, we dive into our focus for this podcast, Enter the Void. We discuss the audio and visual treats Noe delivers; the Freudian world the characters live in; and why you should never sleep with your best friends mom!
Length: 83:19
Download: MP3 (40 Megs)
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Episode 1
Jackass Critics Podcast focus, The Social Network
Focus Film: The Social Network (David Fincher)
Hosts: Tom Blain (tomblain@jackasscritics.com or JackassTom) and Matt Fuerst (fuerstma@jackasscritics.com or JackassMatt)
Matt and Tom start off with a bit of news, Tom talking about his Mad Men withdrawls and how he is going to cope, facing a potential year away. They talk about some of their more recent movie consumption, Matt talking about Quiet Place to Kill and The Dark Corner, and Tom talking about Movin In and Cedar Rapids. Finally, we dive full bore into the Sorkin and Fincher vehicle The Social Network.
Length: 73:15
Download: MP3 (105 Megs)
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